This is a discussion on Wow, had a very close brush with home invasion within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by jasgo Might want to think about how to discreetly open the door to a stranger if you had to . Can't very ...
You did a good job. looking back, we can always see ways to improve. I'd like to think I would've reacted differently once the light bulb was unscrewed. Call the police at at a minimum
Get a peephole. I have insurance on my cars, and a flower delivery guy can leave them on the porch. Paul Revere riding around about a gas leak? You'll see official gas company vehicles, LEOs or at least a neighbor. If it's a stranger, you can ask their business through the door if you like. However, if some civilian-dressed stranger was yelling at me to vacate my house, I'd call 911 long before I just gathered everyone up and walked out.
Read this: Cary police: Man left party, broke into house, raped woman :: WRAL.com
This happened just a few blocks from where I live. We are far from hermits - we spend hours and hours outside our home in our pool, hot tub and screened porch. We simply no longer answer the door for strangers. We also travel globally - many places where we cannot carry like China, Italy, and France. However, to protect ourselves at home, we don't breach our perimeter security for strangers. YMMV.
We certainly don't consider ourselves hermits. We're just extra cautious with strangers. Big difference.
Last edited by MadMac; April 27th, 2012 at 04:26 PM.